Early Orthodontics With Braces
It’s never too early to start thinking about orthodontic care for your child. At Kimball Orthodontics, we offer early orthodontic treatment with braces in Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach, CA. Our experienced team of specialists will work with you and your child to understand the benefits of early orthodontic treatment and create a customized plan based on their unique needs. Early orthodontic treatment with braces can help children achieve better results and a healthier smile. By starting treatment early, our team can address potential issues before they become serious problems. This can include overcrowding, bite misalignment, or protruding teeth — all of which benefit from corrective braces. Generally speaking, starting braces earlier rather than later can help kids achieve better results in less time and with fewer adjustments down the line.
Reasons For Early Treatment
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have an initial orthodontic screening by age 7. This is because certain issues can be more easily corrected if caught early on.
Early treatment also helps correct crowded or crooked teeth, which can cause oral health problems like gum disease and tooth decay, as well as bite misalignment problems that can lead to long-term jaw pain and difficulty chewing food properly. By getting your child’s teeth straightened early on, you’ll save yourself time and money in the long run by avoiding more serious dental problems down the line.
At Kimball Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatments tailored specifically to kids, including traditional and ceramic braces with self-ligating brackets! We understand that every patient is unique, so we consider each individual’s needs when designing their personalized treatment plan. Our goal is always to ensure our patients receive the best care possible in a comfortable and friendly environment!
What To Expect With Braces For Kids
The Consultation Visit
Before any adjustments are made, your child will meet with Dr. Kimball or Dr. Kinser for a consultation. During this visit, our team will assess your child’s teeth and determine whether braces are necessary. If braces are the best option, your orthodontist will discuss all aspects of the treatment plan in detail, including the estimated duration of treatment, cost, and follow-up care instructions. This is also an opportunity for you and your child to ask questions and get to know us a little better. The goal is to ensure that everyone involved understands what’s expected before jumping into any treatments.
Follow-Up Visits & Adjustments
After getting braces on, routine follow-up visits with our orthodontists every few weeks are necessary to ensure that progress and adjustments are being made where necessary. These visits help ensure that everything stays on track so your child’s smile can reach its full potential in no time!
Care & Maintenance
It is important that your child utilizes proper care and maintenance habits while wearing braces to get the most out of their treatment plan. This includes brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding certain types of food that could damage or loosen the wires and brackets, and attending regular check-ups with their orthodontist to monitor progress and address any issues quickly. Additionally, it is important to remember that some activities, such as contact sports, may require special precautions to protect the teeth and brackets during playtime!